This non-profit organization help underprivileged children and adults in the south of Quito. They do this through several different activities: English classes, soccer training, swimming lessons and workshops at the talent school.
Your suggestions about improvements or new ideas are highly appreciated. Every month there is a meeting in which volunteers will have the chance to present new ideas. Based on your own interests and talents you can work in the English school, soccer school, swimming school and/or the talent school. You can combine the things that you would like to do.
At the community center in Villaflora, English is taught to children, adolescents and adults. Students pay a symbolic fee and everyone who is interested in the English classes can join. This can vary from adolescents who need help with their English at home to adults whose opportunities as a professional increase when they have better knowledge of the language. The community center does not only teach English, but also uses the lessons to create a discussion on values and behavior.
The Soccer School focuses on teaching soccer to children (aged 5-16) while in the mean time teaching important values such as respect, discipline, working together and self-esteem. There are two different groups at the soccer school, the recreational group for the little children and the performance group which is more focused on the rules and technics of soccer. The soccer training is given in the South of Quito, in the neighborhood Pueblo Solo Pueblo – La Arcadia.
In the south of Quito, swimming classes are given to a group of underprivileged children in the ages 6 till 12. The main goal is to teach children how to swim and be self-reliant in the water. Besides this the children develop their self-esteem and the ability to take initiative and they learn important values such as respect, discipline and working together. The lessons are taught in the neighborhood Franco Mendez in the south of Quito.
Location: South part of Quito
Min. Staying: 2 weeks
Age: 18 –
WHAT IS INCLUDED
Accommodation in students´ house (shared rooms)
Orientation during your time in the volunteer project
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED
Meals at the students´ house